Cheryl Spelts comes from a long line of strong women and accomplished artists. Her family includes musicians, a published writer, a painter, a designer and even a torch singer in the twenties. She started out as an actress, and was briefly part of a professional theatre company, PCPA Theatrefest. She also studied film acting with various teachers in Los Angeles, before deciding to follow a new muse. Her play, Passion Baby Passion, was written while she attended San Diego State University, and her writing has been featured in local newspapers.
In 1995 she began to study photography and quickly found a niche photographing actors, models and musicians, as well as fine art. Her work won blue ribbons at the Del Mar Fair two years in a row, and her print titled “Glow” is a part of the permanent collection of the Fallbrook Art and Cultural Center. Additionally her work has appeared in the New York Times, San Diego Magazine, Gig Magazine, and the North County Times.
In 1998 she earned a certificate in Multimedia Development from the University of Southern California. Some of the web sites she’s developed include ROCKBAND.COM, Cesjacuzzi and in a tribute to her grandfather’s famous cousin, The Ruth Etting Web Site.
Cheryl is a fifth-generation Southern California native and currently resides in Riverside, California. She is available for assignments worldwide.